Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

HP unveils world’s first Chromebook with AMD processors

HP unveils world’s first Chromebook with AMD processors

HP is bringing some new competition into the Chromebook world with the introduction of AMD processors. The company’s newly announced Chromebook 14 is the first Chromebook ever to use AMD processors — existing Chromebooks are largely dominated by Intel, and even mobile-friendly ARM-based processors made their debut before AMD.

The Chromebook 14 will go on sale later this month for $269 with AMD’s dual-core A4 processor inside (an A6 processor option will also be available in some markets). AMD’s A line is roughly equivalent to Intel’s Celeron line, which means these are lower-end processors designed for simple, power-efficient machines. HP estimates nine hours of battery life. The laptop has a 14-inch screen with a resolution just above…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/1/6/18166614/chromebook-amd-processors-hp-world-first-announced-ces-2019

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